Snowbird Trips to Non-U.S. Destinations Growing

Summer 2010 CSANews Issue 75  |  Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.Back to list

Snowbird trips outside of the U.S. have grown by 109 per cent since 1998. The share of snowbird trips captured by the U.S. fell to 65 per cent in 2009, from 68 per cent in 1998.

This decline is the result of more aggressive targeting of Canadian snowbirds to destinations such as Mexico, Portugal and Spain, as well as the growth in younger snowbirds taking shorter, more "active" trips (normally fewer than 60 nights). Only 38 per cent of snowbird trips to the U.S. in 2009 were made by Canadians between the ages of 55 and 64.